Building Physics Engineer / Sustainability

We are a successful and expanding multi-disciplinary consultancy based in Kent. Established for over 30 years, we have a varied client and project base from all sectors of the construction industry including education, housing, leisure, commercial and transport.

We are currently looking for a Building Physics Engineer / Sustainability Consultant to join our growing team based in London.

Key Skills:

  • Educated to Masters level in Engineering or the built environment. Good understanding of mechanical building services with background in building physics and passive design.
  • Demonstrable knowledge on sustainability and building physics issues affecting the built environment. In particular: passive design, thermal comfort and operational energy.
  • Relevant practical experience on IES HVAC modelling, comfortable with the production of operational energy modelling (CIBSE TM54), dynamic modelling for thermal comfort and overheating risk using IES (CIBSE TM52/TM59).
  • Competent in the production of Energy Strategies for planning applications. Experience with compliance modelling for Part L of the UK Building Regulations and Greater London Authority (GLA) requirements using NHER (SAP) and IES (SBEM/DSM). Experience using Passivhaus (PHPP) package would be a bonus.
  • Practical knowledge on passive design, façade performance, shading, daylighting, renewable energy technologies and demand side response.
  • Working knowledge of Environmental Assessment Methodology such as BREEAM/WELL.
  • Ideally accredited either Low Carbon Energy Assessor (LCEA), On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA) or Passivhaus Designer.
  • Knowledge of whole life carbon analysis, life cycle carbon costing is highly desirable. Experience using One Click LCA or similar software would be beneficial.
  • The ideal candidate should have experience working within the whole construction process from concept to handover, and demonstrate genuine interest in sustainability and zero carbon building design.

Responsible for:

  • Technical project leadership
  • Building performance simulation and energy related modelling work
  • Writing comprehensive Energy Strategies, Sustainability Statements, CIBSE TM54, TM52, TM59 reports.
  • Project delivery for our key work streams: Building physics, Building performance and operational energy optimisation, Net Zero Carbon, Sustainability and Certification and Compliance.

To apply, please forward your CV together with salary requirement and availability to pat.saville@frankham.com.